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Memoir

Paul L. Stewart
Regent's Proceedings 172

Paul L. Stewart, Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor of Art and
professor of art in the School of Art and Design, will retire from active
faculty status on December 31, 1998.

Professor Stewart received his B.A. degree from Albion College in 1953 and
his M.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1959. From 1959-73 he
taught printmaking at Albion College. He joined the faculty of the
University of Michigan in 1973 as an assistant professor and was promoted
to associate professor in 1974 and professor in 1979. He was named the
Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor of Art on May 1, 1995.

Professor Stewart is a prolific artist who is internationally recognized. He
has a distinguished and lengthy record of exhibitions, and his work has been
included in hundreds of national and international shows for which he has
received numerous coveted awards. His work is included in many
prestigious museums and in private collections all over the world, including
the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the National Gallery of Art
and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; the Detroit Institute of
Art; and in galleries and museums in Poland, Italy, Norway, and Brazil.
An avid researcher in printmaking, Professor Stewart's technical preparation
and innovative processes have contributed directly to the University of
Michigan's reputation as a center for advanced innovative practices in
lithography. His specialization in planographic techniques evolved directly
from his own work as an artist, and his work has consistently pressed the
limits of current artistic and technical boundaries.

As a teacher, Professor Stewart's extraordinary ability to elicit high levels of
performance and energy from his students through gentle insistence on the
highest standards was recognized in 1983 by a University of Michigan
Distinguished Teaching Award. He has been instrumental in advancing the
field of lithography nationally through the many master printers and artists
whose careers began under his tutelage.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Paul L. Stewart the
Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Art and professor
emeritus of art.